Verizon just announced that on this Sunday, December 5, Verizon will launch its LTE network in the US. The network will launch in 39 cities around the country (listed below) alongside LG's VL600 USB 3G/LTE modem.

The modem will be available in Verizon stores for $99.99 after a $50 rebate with a new 2-year agreement. Service will set you back $50 per month for up to 5GB of data transfers or $80 for 10GB. Overages are billed at $10 per GB.

Verzion stated that speeds on a fully loaded LTE network will range between 5 - 12Mbps down and 2 - 5Mbps up. Latency should be roughly half what it is today on VZW's 3G network.

We'll see more LTE modems ship before the end of the year and LTE enabled smartphones towards the middle of 2011, with devices being announced at CES in January. 

What about the rest of the country? Verizon plans to have its current 3G network covered by LTE before the end of 2013.

 

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Initial Major Metropolitan Area Deployment (Dec. 5, 2010) 
Akron, Ohio 
Athens, Georgia 
Atlanta, Georgia 
Baltimore, Maryland 
Boston, Massachusetts 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
Chicago, Illinois 
Cincinnati, Ohio 
Cleveland, Ohio 
Columbus, Ohio 
Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, Dallas, Texas 
Denver, Colorado 
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
Houston, Texas 
Jacksonville, Florida 
Las Vegas, Nevada 
Los Angeles, California 
Miami, Florida 
Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota 
Nashville, Tennessee 
New Orleans, Louisiana 
New York, New York 
Oakland, California 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
Orlando, Florida 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Phoenix, Arizona 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Rochester, New York 
San Antonio, Texas 
San Diego, California 
San Francisco, California 
San Jose, California 
Seattle/Tacoma, Washington 
St. Louis, Missouri 
Tampa, Florida 
Washington, D.C. 
West Lafayette, Indiana 
West Palm Beach, Florida 

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Initial Commercial Airport Deployment (Airport Name, City, State) Dec. 5, 2010 
Austin-Bergstrom International, Austin, Texas 
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshal, Glen Burnie, Maryland 
Bob Hope, Burbank, California 
Boeing Field/King County International, Seattle, Washington 
Charlotte/Douglas International, Charlotte, North Carolina 
Chicago Midway International, Chicago, Illinois 
Chicago O’Hare International, Chicago, Illinois 
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, Covington, Kentucky 
Cleveland-Hopkins International, Cleveland, Ohio 
Dallas Love Field, Dallas, Texas 
Dallas/Fort Worth International, Fort Worth, Texas 
Denver International, Denver, Colorado 
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
George Bush Intercontinental/Houston, Houston, Texas 
Greater Rochester International, Rochester, New York 
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Atlanta, Georgia 
Honolulu International, Honolulu, Hawaii 
Jacksonville International, Jacksonville, Florida 
John F. Kennedy International, New York, New York 
John Wayne Airport-Orange County, Santa Ana, California 
Kansas City International, Kansas City, Missouri 
La Guardia, New York, New York 
Lambert-St. Louis International, St. Louis, Missouri 
Laurence G. Hanscom Field, Bedford, Massachusetts 
Long Beach/Daugherty Field, Long Beach, California 
Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, California 
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, Metairie, Louisiana 
McCarran International, Las Vegas, Nevada 
Memphis International, Memphis, Tennessee 
Metropolitan Oakland International, Oakland, California 
Miami International, Miami, Florida 
Minneapolis-St. Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Nashville International, Nashville, Tennessee 
New Castle, Wilmington, Delaware 
Newark Liberty International, Newark, New Jersey 
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International, San Jose, California 
North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada 
Orlando International, Orlando, Florida 
Orlando Sanford International, Sanford, Florida 
Palm Beach International, West Palm Beach, Florida 
Philadelphia International, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Phoenix, Arizona 
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Mesa, Arizona 
Pittsburgh International, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Port Columbus International, Columbus, Ohio 
Portland International, Portland, Oregon 
Rickenbacker International, Columbus, Ohio 
Ronald Reagan Washington National, Arlington, Virginia 
Sacramento International, Sacramento, California 
Salt Lake City International, Salt Lake City, Utah 
San Antonio International, San Antonio, Texas 
San Diego International, San Diego, California 
San Francisco International, San Francisco, California 
Seattle-Tacoma International, Seattle, Washington 
St. Augustine, Saint Augustine, Florida 
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International, Clearwater, Florida 
Tampa International, Tampa, Florida 
Teterboro, Teterboro, New Jersey 
Trenton Mercer, Trenton, New Jersey 
Washington Dulles International, Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C. 
Will Rogers World, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
William P. Hobby, Houston, Texas

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  • wolrah - Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - link

    "The network will launch in 39 cities around the country (listed below)"

    Where?
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  • fancarolina - Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - link

    If you can copy and paste part of their press release you could at least include the information people want.

    Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Initial Major Metropolitan Area Deployment (Dec. 5, 2010)
    Akron, Ohio
    Athens, Georgia
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Chicago, Illinois
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Columbus, Ohio
    Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, Dallas, Texas
    Denver, Colorado
    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    Houston, Texas
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Los Angeles, California
    Miami, Florida
    Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Nashville, Tennessee
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    New York, New York
    Oakland, California
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Orlando, Florida
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Rochester, New York
    San Antonio, Texas
    San Diego, California
    San Francisco, California
    San Jose, California
    Seattle/Tacoma, Washington
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Tampa, Florida
    Washington, D.C.
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    West Palm Beach, Florida
    Reply
  • PCTC2 - Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - link

    I'm in the coverage area for most of the places I travel, but now I'm just waiting for a LTE Mifi. Reply
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - link

    Verizon is launching their 4g service with non-abusive overage rates.

    If they do the same with LTE smartphones while still offering a $15ish plan for people who rarely use much data they'll have a winner.
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  • Wayward - Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - link

    Doesn't sound like a very good deal when Sprint/Clear WiMax is unlimited. Reply
  • ajp_anton - Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - link

    That's a lot of money for very little data.
    Also surprised at the "fully loaded network" speeds, and nothing on the maximum "up to" speeds they usually brag with. Hope it's normally a lot faster than that, otherwise I feel sorry for you guys as that's pretty much 3G speed...
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  • Alexstarfire - Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - link

    Over 500KB/s is about 3G speed? Do you live inside the 3G tower? I've never seen a 3G test get over 200KB/s let alone anywhere near 5Mbps. Reply
  • ncrubyguy - Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - link

    At my house I get 4.57 Mbps (570KB/s) but that's AT&T 3G not Verizon 3G. Reply
  • ajp_anton - Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - link

    3Mbit/s is easily reached in the woods, 4-5 with good connection, on 3G for $15/month.
    For 4G, multiply speed by 10 and price by 4.

    Will hopefully get 4G soon to replace our DSL...
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  • Alexstarfire - Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - link

    I have no idea how you guys could possibly have that on even AT&Ts network. The speed tests that I've seen across all networks show AT&T maxes at about 2.5Mbps with an average rate of about 1.5Mbps. Everyone else is well below that. Reply

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